15th ANNUAL PARADE * MAY 7, 2016 * 10-NOON

15th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade coming May 7, 2016

When lilacs next in Highland Park bloom,
Dachshunds will come to play across town.

2015 Parade Photos

Click here to see photos of the 14th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade in Washington Square Park on Saturday, May 9, 2015 taken by Rob Frost.
Click here to see photos of the 14th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade in Washington Square Park on Saturday, May 9, 2015 taken by Joe Falvo.

2015 Parade Video by Tim Kuter

The 14th Annual Parade of Dachshunds around Washington Square Park in downtown Rochester, New York on May 9, 2015.

Forecast for Parade Day May 9, 2015 = Warm and Dry

Partly sunny in the morning. Then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Warm with highs ranging from the mid 70s along the Lake Ontario shore to the mid 80s inland.

2015 Rochester Dachshund Parade in the News

Here's Marilyle Sweet Page, Stephanie Delio, and Sweetie on Channel 10 News at Noon with Rebecca Leclair talking about the 14th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade.

Remember the date and time: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10 AM until Noon in Washington Square Park, 181 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY, 14607.

Click on Calling all Wiener Dogs to see the video.

2015 Parade Volunteers Meeting

On Saturday, April 11 we held a planning meeting with some of the volunteers who will be working on the 14th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade. There is still time to sign up as a volunteer by emailing your contact information to:

Volunteers Needed for May 9, 2015 Parade

Please contact us at the email address shown below. DO NOT post contact information in reply to this post.

Videos of May 10, 2014 Rochester Dachshund Parade

Published on May 10, 2014
2014 Rochester Dachshund Parade in Washington Square Park, Rochester NY.
Song Credits:
Curbside Prophet - JASON MRAZ

Published on May 12, 2014
The Dachshund parade is an annual event held in Rochester, NY. This year the event took place on May 10, 2014 in Washington Square Park.

Photos from May 10, 2014 Parade in Rochester, NY

The 13th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade was a success! See you all in 2015 for the 14th.

For more photos of this years's parade, please visit our group page on Facebook.

If you have parade photos you would like to share, send them to afrost@gmail.com.

Good Weather Expected on Parade Day May 10, 2014

Threat of rain has passed, partly cloudy skies predicted. No excuse to miss the 13th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade at Washington Square Park from 10 AM until Noon today! See you all there, and bring your cameras.

New Dachshund Memory Book for May 10, 2014 Parade

At this year's parade we will be introducing our Memory Book for collecting photos and remembrances of all the dachshunds we have loved and lost. Come to the Memory Book table on the south side of the monument (facing GEVA Theater) where there will be materials for you to write a note or draw a picture or paste a photo to memorialize your special pet. You can also create your 8.5 X 11 inch memory page in advance and bring it to the table on parade day, May 10, 2014.

13th Annual Rochester Dachshund Parade on May 10, 2014

Mark your calendars! Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon in Washington Square Park, 181 S. Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604 (across from GEVA). Convenient parking can be found at Washington Square Ramp Garage.

Can you believe it -- the Rochester Dachshund Parade turns 13 this year. You could even say, "We're not a kid anymore!" But all the kids are invited along with the moms and dads and grandparents to enjoy the magnificent sight of wiener dogs on parade in the heart of the city. It's been a long, cold, snowy winter, so come out and enjoy one of Rochester's rites of spring and the Parade's lucky 13th!

For 2014 we have embroidered parade T-shirts in two different colors for an $18 donation as well as embroidered parade towels for $15 (cash only please), with a portion of the proceeds going to support Rochester Hope for Pets and the Verona Street Animal Society. There will also be a variety of vendors offering handcrafted dachshund-themed items as well as free pet treats provided by Pet Saver Superstore.

New this year will be a Memory Book for collecting photos and remembrances of all the dachshunds we have loved and lost.

Our parade is partially underwritten by Monroe Veterinary Associates. There will be dog health information available from Veterinary Specialists of Rochester and Animal Emergency Service and from TheraVet Acres with special focus on the needs of dachshunds with back problems. The “official” parade hot dog provider, Dave’s Sidewalk CafĂ©, will return, and this year our sound will be provided by Keyboard Repair.

2013 Parade Videos

Video produced by Simone Ochrym.

Brought to you by our friends at Pet$aver Superstore.

Rain Ended on Time & May 11, 2013 Parade Was a Blast

Thank you all for coming, despite the cool temperatures. If you didn't come out this year, remember:
Next year, you just gotta be there!

Schedule of Events May 11, 2013 Parade

NOTE: all times approximate

10:00 AM Register and Mingle
10:30 AM Welcome!
11:00 AM Songs & Prizes for oldest and furthest distance traveled to parade
11:30 AM Parade around the square